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MagPress eCommerce: Install the Child Theme

Install Your Theme (eCommerce Child Themes)

This section covers the following:

IMPORTANT: If you downloaded from Themeforest:  Unzip the file downloaded from Themeforest before uploading it anywhere. Inside are some extras and the theme package, called themename_single.zip. (Example: gigawatt_single.zip or ambition_single.zip)

You must have both the Main Theme package and the eCommerce Child Theme package. The child theme zip has “child” in the name (Example: handmade-ecommerce_child.zip).

Use the below process to install the main theme file, then repeat to install the eCommerce child theme extension.

Installing via FTP

  1. Unzip the themename_single.zip to find the theme folder.
  2. Connect to your web space using an FTP client and upload the theme folder to the wp-content/themes/directory.
    • Example: Make sure that the path is wp-content/themes/gigawatt/ and not wp-content/themes/gigawatt_single/gigawatt as this will cause some functions to break.
  3. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to  Appearance →  Themes
  4. Locate the theme thumbnail and click the Activate link.

See below for how to activate the eCommerce Child Theme after installing it.

Installing via WordPress

Note: If you are not running the latest version of WordPress, please update under Dashboard → Updates
  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance →  Themes
  2. Click the Install Themes tab at the top.
  3. Click the Upload link
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  4. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location of your themename_single.zip file. Select the file and click Open.
  5. Click Install Now to begin the installation.
  6. Wait for the success message, then click Activate.

For the eCommerce Child Theme, ensure you activate the ecommerce version:

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Set your folder permissions(older themes only)

  1. Connect to your web server via FTP or with your web host control panel.
  2. Browse to wp-content > themes > gigawatt and open the functions folder.
  3. Right-click the cache folder and choose the CHMOD or Set Permissions option (the option name will vary depending on your software)
  4. Set the permissions to 777 (full rights).
  5. Repeat this for your wp-content/uploads folder if you are installing a theme that comes with the OCMX Gallery (Mag.Press, Gloss, Smoke, Photolist, etc)

Example:

Update Your Theme

If you are a ThemeForest customer, or downloaded your theme more than a few days ago, it is a good idea to check for theme updates before diving into setup. We recommend you update the main theme before installing/activating the eCommerce child theme, and use an updated child theme package for install.

Update Your Theme

Check for theme updates under Theme Options  → Update. Follow the inline instructions to check your theme version and Install the updates you need.

You may also update manually or re-install the theme with a fresh version (recommended). Custom CSS may be safely restored after the reinstall if needed. You can view a detailed walk-through of both options here:

How To Update Your Obox WordPress Theme

How to Reinstall Your Theme


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